Scene of the accident
Scenes of chaos as rescuers stand on the roof of the submerged bus, shocked bystanders looking...
A lost cause
Doctors, nurses and paramedics working frantically to resuscitate some of the young victims…...
Hundreds of friends and family members gathered during a mass ceremony to say goodbye…...
"We all have a responsibility towards the children who died on 27 March 1985, to help maintain an ability to effectively deal with the unthinkable..."
27 March 1985
On 27 March 1985, a yellow double decker bus transporting school children from the Vorentoe High School, left the road as it was crossing over the bridge of the Westdene Dam in Johannesburg. 30 Children swam to safety or were rescued from the rooftop of the bus. 42 Children died.read more
This site is dedicated to the 42 children who lost their lives on this tragic day, the men, women and children who worked frantically to save every possible life and also the family and friends who lost loved ones.read more